U.S.S. Walker

Chronology

White Cross
Chief
William Hedrick
United States Navy

 

Ship Movement 1943 - 1962

3 April 1943
Commissioned USS Walker ( DDE-517 )
April - November 1943
Served in Caribbean escort duty; - captured forty-three Nazi U-Boat survivors.
1 November 1943
Joined the Pacific Fleet
November - December 1943
Participated in the conquest of Tarawa
29 January - 8 February 1944
Marshall Island Campaign
March - June 1944
Joined the SEVENTH Fleet and participated in the Dutch New Guinea Campaign
12 July - 1 August 1944
Marianas Campaign
20 October - 14 November 1944
Invasion of the Philippines and the Battle of Leyte Gulf
17 March - 30 May 1945
Okinawa Campaign
10 July - 10 August 1945
THIRD Fleet Operations against Japan
31 May 1946
Placed out of commission in San Diego
15 September 1950
Recommissioned and converted to an escort destroyer. Commissioned USS WALKER (DDE-517)
27 February - 2 June 1951
Served in Escort Destroyer Division 11 at Pearl Harbor, T. H.
November 1951 - March 1952
United Nations Blockading Force
April 1952
Transferred to Escort Destroyer Division 13
 

2 June - November 1952 - Second Far East Tour

November 1952 - November 1953 - At Pearl Harbor, T. H.

November 1953 - July 1954 - Third Far East Tour

July 1954 - February 1955 - At Pearl Harbor, T. H

February 1955 - 20 August 1955 - Fourth Far East Tour

August 1955 - May 1956 - At Pearl Harbor, T. H.

May 1956 - November 1956 - Fifth Far East Tour

November 1956 - August 1957 - At Pearl Harbor, T. H.

August 1957 - January 1958 - Sixth Far East Tour

January 1958 - September 1958 - At Pearl Harbor, T. H.

6 September 1958 - February 1959 - Seventh Far East Tour

March 1959 - December 1959 - At Pearl Harbor, T. H.

December 1959 - May 1960 - Eighth Far East Tour

June 1960 - August 1961 - At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

26 August 1961 - 27 February 1962 - Ninth Far East Tour

27 February 1962 - 14 May 1962 - At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

14 May 1962 - 3 June 1962 - Operation Dominic

3 June 1962 - 28 September 1962 -At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

28 September 1962 - 5 October 1962 - Project Mercury

5 October 1962 - At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii